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Child found in car in Boardman unsupervised

Child found in car unsupervised BOARDMAN — Police said they were dispatched Wednesday after a report of a crying baby unattended in a vehicle at TJ Maxx HomeGoods, Boardman-Poland Road. According to a police report, the mother of the child was charged with endangering children. The car was ...

Theft reported at Boardman Family Dollar

BOARDMAN — Management from Family Dollar on South Avenue allege a former employee stole $1,032.51. A police report states that the employee, who voluntarily returned keys to the building, would cancel transactions when a customer paid with cash, pocketing the money.

Feds charge man in Youngstown bomb threats

YOUNGSTOWN — A city man accused of calling in bomb threats targeting several buildings downtown has been indicted in federal court. Dion Taylor, 25, is facing a charge of willfully making a threat in connection to bomb threats made Dec. 2 at the Mahoning County Courthouse, Youngstown ...

Fire station sale is focus

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s sale of a now-closed North Side fire station and the questionable use of Youngstown money for the development of a student-housing complex were at the heart of a pretrial hearing into alleged corrupt activities by former Youngstown Finance Director David Bozanich, ...

Lordstown Motors will seek loan worth $200M

LORDSTOWN — Lordstown Motors Corp. would ask for $200 million from a federal loan program that helps automakers develop more efficient vehicles to ready its Lordstown assembly plant to produce electric pickup trucks. Congressman Tim Ryan, who’s leading a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. ...

Maria Luciano, 1931-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Maria Luciano, 88, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, with her family by her side. Maria was born June 21, 1931, in Lares, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Juan Santiago and Monica Martinez. She came to this area in 1959. She worked as a self-employed embroider while in Puerto ...

Defense witnesses testify in abuse trial

YOUNGSTOWN — Alex Bugno’s attorneys presented several witnesses Thursday on the final day of testimony in Bugno’s trial on 14 counts of compelling prostitution. Among them were Bugno’s father, two men who have lived at the Bugno Towing shop on East Indianola Avenue, several former ...

Permit application hearing set

LORDSTOWN — A meeting is set for the public to comment on an environmental permit General Motors is seeking for a planned battery-cell manufacturing plant. The water quality certification permit from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is among critical hurdles the automaker and its ...

Iowa bound

LORDSTOWN — Fifteen Lordstown High School students will get to experience history when they travel to Des Moines for the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus in Iowa. “I’m excited for the experience to get involved in the election,” said Jessica Hess, a senior who will caucus for ...

Liberty’s flower fracas grows on

LIBERTY — The Liberty in Bloom volunteer organization demands answers as to whether their organization will be uprooted. A letter was sent to trustees in November that not only outlined what the organization does for the township, but also demanded an answer to whether trustees want to ...